TEDx is known for talks, but you’d be missing out if you ignored the thousands of musical performances that have taken place on TEDx stages all over the world. From the simple elegance of a classical cello performance to the mesmerizing layers of sound made by a loop artist, performances on the TEDx stage are engaging, interesting and reflective of the communities from which they are sourced.
That is why, captivated by the diversity and talent of these performances, former TEDxHuntsville organizer Amy Robinson created the TEDx Music Project, an online library of outstanding TEDx musical performances from all over the world.
Currently the TEDx Music Project hosts a curated selection of videos on its website and audio on SoundCloud. The team behind the project includes many TEDx’ers, including Robinson; TEDxWalledCity organizer Gaurav Guptal; TEDxPSU curator Zach Zimbler; organizer of TEDxJardins, Elena Crescia, TEDxSydney event director David Glover, and former organizer of TEDxFoca, Nemanja Popovic.
TEDx Music Project users can explore a cornucopia of categories incorporating both genre and instrument, including percussion, jazz, beatbox, duet, world beats, soul, and even unique instruments. New performances are added regularly.